(WDHN) — The massacre at Robb Elementary school in Uvalde texas, 90 minutes from San Antonio is gut-wrenching to many across the nation, especially school administrators who are also parents here in the Wiregrass.
“It’s terrifying it is definitely every parent’s nightmare,” Anna Tew said.
“The educators look at those kids as their own and I know most of our educators most of them will do everything they could to protect those kids,” Houston County Schools superintendent Brandy White said.
Tuesday afternoon, 18-year-old Salvador Ramos shot his grandmother before going into the school and opening fire killing 19 children, and two teachers and injuring 17 others with an A-R style rifle.
The school had protocols in place such as a lockdown, threat assessment teams, and a digital program monitoring social media threats. The tragedy and other school shootings have school systems keeping their safeguard high.
“We put resource officers at every location and the sheriff’s department has been great to work with,” White said. “We’ve been through active shooter situations with our staff and you pray this never happens in your community,”
With another school shooting added to the list, President Biden says enough is enough.
“When in God’s name are we going to stand up to the gun lobby, we all know what needs to be done,” Biden said.
Katie Britt, a Republican senatorial candidate for Alabama, believes the issue is not guns.
“It starts with education and addressing mental health issues but now with taking away guns,” Britt said.
Houston County Schools has a mental health coordinator but school administrators say parents should be more involved with their children’s social media and life.